Through two quarters, the Buffalo Bills hold a slim 6-0 lead over the Denver Broncos. It’s been a slow-moving battle—the Bills moved more than 80 yards on each of their two scoring drives, and both teams have committed to the running game on a blustery day.
Thanks to two special teams penalties and an awkward spot in the field-position battle, the Bills have started each drive inside the ten-yard line. That hasn’t hurt them on offense, though. Josh Allen and Devin Singletary have been the engine driving through Denver’s defense, combining for 197 yards in the first half. They’ve driven down the field, chewing up clock along the way, but drive killers like penalties and tackles for loss have held them out of paydirt.
The Bills defense has, for the most part, played well in clutch situations. They’ve remained disciplined, tackled well, and allowed the Broncos to beat themselves with penalties or poor blocking. On Denver’s best drive of the day, with a minute remaining, Tre’Davious White landed his fourth interception of the season.
Two injuries to key players introduced a bit of uncertainty. Bills center Mitch Morse departed with a hand injury, and Cole Beasley limped off with a leg injury. Morse hasn’t returned, but Beasley came back before the end of the half.
Buffalo is set to receive the opening kickoff of the second half. Continuing to play mistake-free football will earn them their eighth win of the season. Here’s your discussion thread for the rest of the day. Go Bills!